by Rosemary Cisneros, Coventry University
Decoda is an artist led dance organisation that has grown from the Summer Dancing festivals, initiated in 2007 at Coventry University by Katye Coe. Decoda creates spaces for conversation, practice and community, offers residencies and curates workshop series, festivals and performance events. As well as supporting students and graduates through volunteering opportunities, graduate intensives and mentoring schemes. Decoda is based in the West Midlands and has an international reach.
Decoda has supported the Dance E-Space Pilot since Summer 2014 by including us in the Summer Dancing Festival 2014. They have been instrumental in connecting the Pilot partners with various freelance artists, practitioners, teachers, learners and researchers. Decoda has played a crucial role in finding a range of content which the Pilot is now using to test its applications. Among those artists that have contributed to the Pilot are Gaby Agis, Faye Green, Detta Howe, Fiona Millward, Bettina Neuhaus, Florence Peake, Mary Pearson, Cai Tomos and Amy Voris.
Official website: http://www.decoda-uk.org/
photo credits: Christian Kipp and Summer Dancing/Decoda